The One Book One Community Committee
Mary Jane Mangan
If you are interested in joining the Committee or
helping in any way, please send an email to:
The Library has a number of copies that can be reserved
Also available from our Overdrive
by Michael Blanding
The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing
Michael Blanding is a Boston-based
investigative journalist and is currently a senior fellow at the Schuster
Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. Read more
about the author and the book at his
The Friends of the Library and staff are preparing exciting
programs for all ages coming this October to explore the issues raised in the
book, culminating with a celebration and presentation by the author who has been in great demand throughout the region and the
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Monday, October 6th at 7:00pm in the
Hiawatha Bray, columnist, Boston Globe will present: "You are Here:
From the Compass to GPS, the history and future of How We find Ourselves".
Mr. Bray makes a sobering case for our own complicity in creating a society
where technology offers great benefits and conveniences but threatens individual
privacy and independence.
Thursday, October 16th at 7:00pm in the Community Room
Jim Roache, one of Canton's own historians will give a presentation on Canton
history through the 1918 Map of Canton. See how Canton looked back then and hear
interesting historic facts and anecdotes.
Tuesday, October 21st at 7:00pm in the Community Room
Ronald Grim, the curator of the Leventhal Map Library will give a
presentation entitled, “In the Footsteps of the Crime”. The Leventhal Map
Library was one of the scenes of the crime highlighted in The Map Thief. Mr.
Grimm will talk about what it was like when the thefts were discovered.
Friday, October 24th at 7:00pm in the Community Room
The movie National Treasures (with maps, clues, riddles, and a lot of
history), will be shown to attendees of all ages. Popcorn included!
Wednesday, October 29th at 7:00pm in the Community Room
Michael Blanding, author of The Map Thief, will join us for a final
presentation/discussion and a closing celebration as our One Book, One
Community program draws to a close.
[ There will be
children's events the last three Saturdays in October
(11th, 18th, 25th) available for